9.25.2010

My 15th Birthday

  Thank you, Ann, for the lovely header and graphic!

Today, 15 years ago, I was born to Chocolate Baby (mom) and Little Tiger of Harbison (dad).  My dad was a red tabby Persian and my mom was a seal-point Himalayan.  As far as I know, I had one sibling, a brother.  We have no idea what happened to him and I sometimes wonder if he is still around and as happy as I am.

This is the first picture my mom has of me when she brought me home.  I didn't come to live with my mom until I was 12 weeks old.  I'll share more of my Gotcha Day story in December.  Wasn't I just an adorable baby?


I thought you would enjoy a little slide show of me as a baby.  I know I am a senior ladycat now and I am so glad that my mom took bunches of pictures of me when I was a baby and that she knows how to scan them and digitize them so we can enjoy them still.




For my birthday this year, mom bought a pet insurance policy for me.  She got it several months ago after I had my surgery scare and found a company that would still insure a senior ladycat.  She is only paying a little over $34 per month and there is no deductible and it pays 80% of the charges.  We can't use it for wellness care, but I have a feeling we may need it down the road.  We are really happy with Trupanion Pet Insurance.  This is a very important gift that my mom gave me and I love her very much.

Now, who's ready to party???  I've got some catnip, treats, and plenty of stinky goodness and crunchies!  I'll party until I wear out, then I'll take a nap and party some more. 

72 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I am so ready to party!!!!

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Happy Birfday Sweet Praline!!!!
All of us here tink dats you waz an itty bitty adorabull kitten & still
such a purrty gurl at 15!

We tink your insurance policy soundz interestin'... (what doez it say abouts pre-eggsittin' condishunz?)

I tinks you are gonna beez justee likes da Auntie Stinkie & beez furry strong i your senior yearz.

Kissez,
Dr Tweety

Fin said...

Happy Birthday!! Wow 15! You don't look a day over 7! Concats and have a happy year and many more!

Chesney Cats said...

Happy 15th Birthday Praline!! You're just a beautiful now as you were then! We're ready to party!!

Nikita said...

Happy Birthday!

Such wonderful photos!

Nikita Cat, Mistress Elvira, & Daddy Kiril

Angel and Kirby said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Praline! We are ready to party!

ML said...

Happy Purrthday, Sweet Praline.
We's bringing catnip ice cream and fresh warm mousie cakes. Yum.
What fun we will haf.
Love & Purrs,
KC & Kitties

Kas said...

Happy happy birthday Praline, you sure were a bundle of gorgeous floof!!!

Jacqueline said...

Happy Birthday gorgeous Praline!...We have missed you so much; Mom is so tired every night when she comes home and we're still not sure what is going on since our stuff keeps disappearing, but we made her promise we could attend your birthday party because you are our special girlfriend and NOTHING could make us miss your big day!...We brought fresh nip and are so excited to be here; we can't wait to party with you and all your friends...We hope all your birthday wishes come true...We LOVE your birthday banner, picture and baby picture slide=you were such a beautiful baby, but you are also one of the most uniquely gorgeous ladycats we know...Wishing you great health and much happiness...We love you, precious friend...kisses and hugs...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Raymond and Busby said...

Happy birthday Praline! You were the most adorable Pralinette and you are a gorgeous 15 year old now! We hope you have a wonderful day, now let's party! xoxo

Carolina said...

Sweet Praline, Happy Purrthday! Sure, we are ready to party! We are briging goodies too, and will have lots of sun!
We loved your baby video! You were such a cute baby! You are a very Bootiful lady cat now too, dat's for sure!
Happy Cat Family

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Happy birthday, Praline! You sure were a cute little puffball when you came to live with your human! I am ready to party and celebrate and wish you many, many more birthdays!

Baby Patches said...

I is ready to pawty my furriend!! Happy Birthday Sweet Praline!! I is so happy to hears your momma has gotten you pet insurance for da wellness, she loves you very much! Okay so where is da NIP?

Purrrrrrrrrrrrrs

- Baby Patches

Karen Jo said...

Happy Birthday, Praline! You were a little cutie all right and you are a beautiful lady now. I am ready to party.

Herman

ZOOLATRY said...

Happy Happy, Sweet "P".
Hugs and purrs from Maggy & Zoey.

Meowmepurr's Mumma said...

Dearest Miss Praline,
Happy Purrfday from alla us. We will be on our way soon, we's just waitin' for the choclit covered mousies to set up.

Is it ok if we bring our new sisfur? Her name is Chattie--cuz she does, mostly to ask about food, but she's very polite wif strangers.

Fanks for invitin alla us over, Miss Paula. Hope them chickens win tomorrow, 'specially since they'll be on national TV.

Much love and many purrs from Meepsie, Chattie, Smokey and Old Mumma Jan

Hannah and Lucy said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Praline - you were a beautiful baby as the song goes!
We hope you have a fun filled day and lots of snuggles and kisses.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Happy Birthday sweet gerl. Mom was meant to be having a break from the computer this weekend but we INSISTED she let us come to yoor birthday party!
We love yoor baby pics! And the present yoor mom got for yoo is the best gift of all ~ it ensure that yoo have a happy healthy old age.

Smoochies from us all. We love yoo.

GRAÇA said...

PARABÉNS e que essa linda prendinha que sua mami fez para si,nunca seja precisa ....que Deus...o proteja sempre é meu desejo e prenda de anos
Já estou me preparando para ir a tua festinha
Ronronzinhos e ate já...
Kika

Kea said...

Sweet Praline, we wish you a VERY happy birthday!

That slide show was great; we especially loved the pics of you carrying off that white shoe lace (think it was a shoe lace) and of you draped over the back of the couch. What an adorable tiny ball of floof you were!

Big smooches from our mom and kitty kisses from us! Have a wonderful day!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Happy Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrday Sweet Praline!

I'm sure it will be a furry special day!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Thanks fur sharing the words about the blogger editor - yes, parts were much nicer - and I'm sure we'll get used to it - it just seems a bit touchy - I'm a khanine - I'm sure I khan figure it out!

Ginger Jasper said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY my sweet girl.. LOve the baby photo's.. Mum got you a great present.. LOve and Hugs.. GJ xxxx

Great party lets get going.. xxxx

Daisy said...

Happy, happy, happy birthday to you, Sweet Praline! I hope you have a super-duper day filled with hugs and kisses and treats and toys.

Huffle Mawson said...

I'm ready to party big time!

Marg said...

A big Happy Birthday to you Praline. That slide show was terrific and yes you were a beautiful baby. Gosh you were cute. But you are a lovely senior now. Hope you have a great day and many many more. We are now going to go party. Can't wait.

Grrreta said...

Happy Birthday, Sweet Praline! We really enjoyed the slide show. Our favorite pic was of you bunny kicking a bunny! We think pet insurance policy is a fabulous gift.

Simba said...

Very happy birthday, Sweet Praline! You sure don't look your age, and it is great that you have the energy for such a fun party.

Batu said...

You are so adorable as a kitten- what am I saying - you are adorable now too! Heres to a fab party! Count me in!!!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

BABY PRALINE......SQEEEEEEEEEE (that would be Mommy squealing) MOL

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR DEAR FRIEND!!! Praline, we wish you a wonderful birthday and many many more. You look beautiful, as usual!

Hello Ms. Paula, please spoil her very much + some for uSSSSS!

Furkidsmom said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Praline! We think you look super and we hope you have many more birthdays! Thanks for sharing those great Baby Praline pictures - they made us smile.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET PRALINE
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU.

Wishing you the best on your birthday. Loved the photos of you as a sweet little kitten, now you are a sweet grown up kittie. You are as cute now as you were when you were a kitten. The insurance is a great idea you have a smart mom. Wishing you many more years of happiness.
Now for sure I am ready to party!!!!

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Happy Happy Birthday Praline! We hope you get lotsa lovin' and lotsa treats on your special day, and we are ready to party with you for sure!
Purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

The Island Cats said...

Happy Birthday, Praline!! You were a beautiful baby and even a more beautiful ladycat!!

Have a wonderful day!!

Brian said...

Happy Birthday to you Sweet Praline! I loved the slide show, especially the picture of you bunny kicking the little bunny!

The Creek Cats said...

Happy Purrthday, beautiful girl!!!

We hope you have the best birthday ever, Praline! Your mom is so smart to get your insurance. Our mom would love to do that with us, but it would cost a fortune :)

Sweetie is still with us, but *may* go to her new home (local) today. We'll keep ya posted!!

The Misadventures Of Me said...

::Throws catnip:: Happy Purrthday Praline!

Molly
Shadow
Trooder

Cindy said...

Happy Birthday!!! You were so precious! Mommy is over here in tears thinking of baby Rosie. You Persians are gorgeous.

AFSS said...

We are here and ready to PARTY! Happy Birthday Sweet Praline.

CCL Wendy said...

Happy 15th Birthday, Sweet Praline! You were a beautiful baby then -- and you're still a beautiful baby, now. Our kitties are our PURR-PET-ual babies!

I loved your baby video. You look so amazed in most of the pictures -- now you look like you've seen it all. I'm glad, too, that you Mom took so any pictures of you. You can't recapture your youth any other way.

So, Dante, Dylan and Domino are here to help you celebrate your birthday. They brought a case of real tuna to share with efurryone! I hope you like it, too.

Party, party, party! Have a marvelous day.

Pandafur said...

Happy purrday Sweet Praline! I hopes you haz so much fun an thanks you for teh noms!

Father Tom said...

Happy Birthday, little lady! You were cute as a bug's ear when you were just a little thing and adorable now!

I'll party hearty with you on your special day!!

xoxoTom

Sammy and Andy said...

Happy 15th Birthday, Sweet Praline. What a fun party!!!!!!!!! xxxxxxxx

Katnip Lounge said...

Happy Birthday Miss Praline! We think 15 is going to be a great age for you.
Mommy nearly deafened us sqeeing at your baby pictures. You sure loved that shoelace!
We will be over in a minute, we just have to pick some fresh Nip and we're on our way!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Happy Birthday, Praline!

We're ready to party. Thanks for the invite.

chezcat1970 said...

We're thrilled to hear about pet insurance that covers older kitties! Mama will look into that. Anyway, we just came from Kirzon's birthday and want to wish you a happy one too!

The Monkeys said...

Happy Birthday, sweet, sweet, Sweet Praline! It's amazing to us that you just keep getting more and more gorgeous over time!

We're on our way to party with you!

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

Happy 15th Purrday Sweet Praline!!! You are such a wonderful furriend and we wish you many, many, many more puurdays!!! Thanx for having us and that gift your mom got for you is The Cats Meow!

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Happiest of Birthdays to you Praline!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Hi Sweet Prailine! Happy 15th Birthday! Today is Kirzon's 14th birthday, but we had to take some time away from his party to stop by and see you on this special day! We also had to sing you our favorite birthday song!

What day is today?
It's Prailine's Birthday!!!
What a day for a Birthday!!
Let's all have some cake!!

We hope you have a wonderful, fun, special day! And we love the present your mom got you - we may have to look at that since Kirzon is a senior kitty too!

Forty Paws said...

Happy Purrfday Sweet Praline!!! We're all coming over and bringing Ham, and Chick-Hen, and Chick-Hen pot pie, and cream in a can, and Ham-Micks for sleeping!!!

Luf, Us

Max said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

OKcats said...

Happy birthday, Miss Sweet Praline! You were a cute kitten, and you are an even lovlier 15 year old! I, Fuzzy, am also 15 (or so). My mom appreciates you sharing about the pet insurance. She had never found any that covered us seniors. When she thinks about how much money was spent per year after The Ones Who Came Before turned 14 or 15, that $34 per month sounds darn cheap!

Enjoy your birthday!

Fuzzy and Zoe

P.S. Thanks for visiting us!!

Tia said...

Wow, Praline, fifteen? That's super! I instructed my human to get you special things today at the show. I'll give you a hint. I'm bringing a special form of catnip to the party... Just you keep an eye out for the mail man. It might take a while because peoples are so slow, but it's coming!

Lisa, Jack and Baby said...

Happy birthday, Sweet Praline. You have aged well. You were such a precious kitten, and you haven't lost one bit of sparkle.

katemrdixon said...

Happy happy purrthday Sweet Praline!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

I'll be right there! And you know, I lubz me an older Woman! You still got it going' on, Sweet Praline ;-)

The Human went all melty when she saw that picture of you as a youngun.

Ayla and Iza, said...

Happy 15th Birfday, Sweet Praline! We are on our way iver ta help ya cellybrate...

Eric and Flynn said...

Happy 15th birthday Praline, have a wonderful day. Your baby photos are gorgeous. Now we are ready to party!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Happy Purrthday Sweet Praline!

A few Good Cats said...

Happy 15th birthday, Sweet P! All of us Good Cats wish you many more happy years.

We liked your slide show ... you sure were a cutie. We liked you bunny-kicking that toy bunny, too.

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you, Praline! Hope you have been having fun today.
That pet insurance sounds interesting, mom might have to look into that.
--JB

The Whiskeratti said...

Happy B Day!!!! You were indeed a beautiful baby, and are now a luffly ladykitteh.

Tristan and Crikey said...

Happy Birthday Praline! We hope that you are getting lots of presents and stinky goodness and treats and...kisses!

ABBY said...

Happy happy 15th purrday Miss Praline!

Now where's the party?!?

purrs
xo
Abby

Angus Mhor said...

You were such a pretty baby, Praline! And you're a GORGEOUS Ladycat, too. Happy Purrthday, beautimous girl!

meowmeowmans said...

Happy Purrthday, Sweet Praline! You were so teeny and adorable as a baby, and now you are a beautiful ladycat! That's a great gift your mom got you ... we have to check into that, too.

We are so ready to party! We brought you some nip, shrimps and HAM! :)

Alexi said...

Happy birfday Sweet Praline, another South Carolina Magnolia!!! The insurance policy does sound interesting. We love you

Galletta said...

Happy purrfday, Sweet Praline

Laila and Minchie said...

Happy Birthday you beautiful little girl!

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Praline and many, many, many moooooore!!! Hope you are still partying, so we can join in!!
((((((((HUGS))))))) from your TX furiends,

GreatGranny said...

Sweet Praline, we're so sorry we missed your Birthday. Wow 15 yrs old.
Mom and I wish you the best Birthday ever...Kassey

Pumpkinpuddy said...

Happy Birthday!